Slow Cooker Scottish Cloutie Dumpling
A Cloutie Dumpling is a sweetened fruit pudding, boiled in a cloth (clout), the cloth is floured giving the pudding a 'skin', this one is easily made in the Slow Cooker.
- 350 g mixed dried fruit
- 110 g caster sugar
- 220 ml water
- 110 g butter
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 eggs beaten
- 110 g plain flour
- 110 g self-raising flour
Put the dried fruit, sugar, water, butter, spices and bicarbonate of soda into a pan and bring to the boil.
Simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside until just warm.
Add the eggs a little at a time alternating with spoonfuls of the flour. Mix well.
In a pudding basin
Grease the inside of the pudding basin with butter
Put a tablespoon of flour into the basin and move it aorund to coat the sides. Remove any excess flour.
Carefully spoon the mixture into the pudding basin.
Cover the bowl either with a reusable silicone bowl cover or with parchment paper and foil, pleated in the middle and tied around the bowl.
Place a trivet or a heatproof saucer in the base of your slow cooker, put the covered bowl on top of the trivet.
Slowly pour boiling water from the kettle until the water is about 2 inches up the side of the bowl.
Direct in the Slow Cooker
Cook on High for 2 1/4 hours.
Turn out onto a plate and dust with icing (confectioners) sugar, if liked.
Serve warm with custard.
Slow cookers do vary in timing, so it may take 15 minutes either side of this time. If your cooker has a clear lid, you can see the change to the top of the dumpling as it bakes. I did test this one with a skewer after 1 hour 45 minutes but the middle wasn't cooked. Lifting the lid does increase baking time, so do keep an eye on this as it reaches the 2-hour mark. Next day you can fry a slice of dumpling in butter and dust with caster sugar or fry along with your bacon and tattie scones and serve as part of a traditional Scottish breakfast.
Calories: 378kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 257mgPotassium: 341mgFiber: 5gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 403IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 2mg
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